Miyetti Allah Sets Up Vigilante Group To Tackle Bandits

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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To address the rising security concerns in Nasarawa State, the Fulani socio-cultural group Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has formally established a 1,144-man Nomad Vigilante Group.

The association’s president, Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, presented the quasi-security group in Lafia, the state capital, pledging to work with current security services to tackle banditry, abduction, and livestock rustling throughout the state.

Governor Abdullahi Sule had earlier met with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore in November 2023, requesting their support in combating crimes and criminalities.

Bodejo stressed that the Nomad Vigilante Group attempts to uncover and weed out criminal elements inside the cattle herding community.

The project aims to address claims of discriminatory treatment encountered by certain ranchers while separating them from those involved in illegal activity.

“The nomad vigilante group is not merely an initiative; it is a manifestation of our shared commitment to economics, job creation, inclusivity, and the relentless fight against banditry, cattle rustling, hunger, and poverty,” Bodejo explained.

He told them that members of the vigilante group went through a thorough selection procedure, which included screening and profiling. Bodejo asked the squad to follow the law and protect the reputation of the association and the Fulani community.

“To all nomad vigilante groups, this is a clarion call to unity on purpose. Let us forge alliances with relevant security agencies to fish out criminal elements among communities,” he urged.

The national president praised Governor Sule for his efforts to ensure the safety of all people in the state.

Lt. Col. Inuwa Bala, commandant of the 177 Guard Battalion in Keffi, underlined the significance of following the rules of engagement.

At the same time, Umar Shehu Nadada, the state commissioner of police, urged the new group to collaborate with current security forces to clear the state of criminal elements.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
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